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AP WORLD HISTORY
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Course and Exam Description Effective Fall 2011

The College Board
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AP Equity and Access Policy
The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved. Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all students should have access to academically challenging course work before they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is only through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity and excellence can be achieved.

AP Course and Exam Descriptions
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Contents
About Ap®........................................................................................................1 Offering AP® Courses and Enrolling Students....................................1 How AP Courses and Exams Are Developed......................................2 How AP Exams Are Scored...................................................................3 Using and Interpreting AP Scores........................................................3 Additional Resources.............................................................................4

Curriculum Framework.............................................................................5 Introduction............................................................................................5 The Four Historical Thinking Skills.......................................................7 1: Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence...........8 2: Chronological Reasoning. ......................................................10 3: Comparison and Contextualization.........................................13 4: Historical Interpretation and Synthesis...................................15 Course Themes....................................................................................17 . 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment................17 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures. ..............................18 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict...................................18 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems. ..19 5: Development and Transformation of Social...
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